We survived another HUGE event – Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion was fantastic this year! First of all, the Chamber of Commerce “perfect” weather of 80 degrees was a great reason to spend the weekend outdoors. We had almost 1,000 classic cars representing five states across the nation participate in this 3-day classic car event. No wonder over 150,000 attendees were here in downtown Ontario on historic Euclid Avenue.
The hot dog days of summer have not slowed down our team at Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau! We seem to be busier than ever which is a good sign that our economy is full steam ahead and as the tourism and destination experts for the region we’re involved in just about everything. Our region is taking off – not only the Ontario International Airport but the new hotels under construction, and exciting development projects for land use.
Ontario International Airport has announced new service and flights making it convenient to fly in and out of Greater Ontario. Frontier Airlines is now providing flights along with charter airline service, Dynamic International Airways, bringing round-trip flights from Nanchang, China. The Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau is ready to welcome our visitors. We continue to push forward with our plans for a shuttle service that includes Ontario International Airport, hotels, transportation options and major destinations in our region.
Schools out for summer and the guilt sets in when you’re working so much it seems family time is ignored. Here’s a few suggests on how to chill out this summer. Three little habits can have a big improvement on your sanity and make your summer fun!
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced “Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017” kicking off in New Orleans on April 7, 2017 and will be making a stop at Citizens Business Bank Arena on July 22, 2017. The 65-city tour celebrates the 10th anniversary of the record-breaking “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time, and the first time Faith Hill has toured since 2007.
Dynamic International Airways will operate roundtrip charter flights between Ontario and Nanchang, China, this summer.For seven weeks beginning this July, the Greensboro, NC-based carrier will operate charter service between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Nanchang Changbei International Airport (KHN) with intermediate stops in Anchorago, Alaska (ANC). Located in southeastern China, Nanchang is the capital city of Jiangxi province.
Citizens Business Bank Arena recently hosted the only Def Leppard concert in Southern California. We thought it would be interesting to pull a zip code report after the show and WOW we definitely push the needle on visitors to our area. There were 24 states represented at the concert. In fact I ran into a few guests that announced they were from Ontario! I didn’t think much of it since we are in the City of Ontario, but then they said it again and added Canada. Now that’s a fan base – way to rock it Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla!
The 19,000-square-foot restaurant and bar featuring bowling lanes, social games and Southern-inspired food, beverages and craft beer has opened at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.
On the main concourse of Citizens Business Bank Arena a tribute to the historic California Jam concerts includes a display of photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia. The land where Citizens Business Bank Arena was built in 2008 was the former Ontario Motor Speedway where two mega concerts occurred in 1974 (Cal Jam 1) and 1978 (Cal Jam II). Over 250,000 music fans gather at each show for a stellar line up of artists including The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Santana, just to name a few.
On April 19, 2017, the City of Ontario received the Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award for the submission “We’re M.A.D.” (Making A Difference). The City was honored at the Transforming Local Government Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma for creating a unique workplace environment that increases both productivity and enhances employee wellness.